Friday, August 26, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach

The iconic Lone Cypress on the 17 mile drive at Pebble Beach, California.  I took this in 2003 when Sue and I were visiting Paul and Beth in Monterrey.  It is estimated to be 250 years old and is arguably the most photographed tree in the world.

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Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Cet arbre aura vu tant de choses, entendu tant d'amoureux et essuyé mille coups de vent mais il se dresse toujours égal à lui-même et à sa beauté pour contempler l'infini de la mer.
"Que sont les siècles pour la mer".. a dit un écrivain français Max Gallo...
Bisous de France.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on. I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Been there and photographed it - I never tire of viewing that lone cypress.

I'm just back on line having been "without" for FOUR WEEKS. The joys of moving into a new apartment!

P.S. I've missed you.

Sylvia K said... [Reply to comment]

What a breathtaking capture! I do love the area! Really superb! Love your composition! Happy SWF! Hope you have a great weekend!


Magical Mystical Teacher said... [Reply to comment]

The cypress will receive one more photographic tribute when I go there, thanks to you!


A man who looked up at the sky
Saw ravens and clouds flying by.
He had to look up,
The sky filled his cup—
He’s my kind of sky-watching guy!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Pearl Harbor sky

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I have seen this tree many times and yours is a most lovely view! Great light and composition!

Saun said... [Reply to comment]


Unknown said... [Reply to comment]


La mer est la mère de nous tous.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for sharing the info on that lone cypress! It doesn't look that old at all! Amazing, because I see only rocks around it!

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Incredible view. Very nicely captured. Have a blessed week-end.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful pic Bill, a little different take.

forgetmenot said... [Reply to comment]

I posted a shot of that lone cypress back in Oct or Nov of 2010- I must say I like your photo much better-more ocean and scenery in yours. Beautiful place, beautiful pic. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

sonia a. mascaro said... [Reply to comment]

Just gorgeous!

Mary Howell Cromer said... [Reply to comment]

This is splendid, absolutely breathtaking capture shared~

Tatjana Parkacheva said... [Reply to comment]

Very nice photo.


Jackie said... [Reply to comment]

A beautiful shot that brings back some lovely memories of Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel. We ran two motels during the time we lived in Monterey.
We went to see the Lone Cypress several times, and walked around Point Lobos and China Cove, where we had little wild birds land on our hands to eat proffered seed.